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Burglary at Independence Motor Speedway

Burglary at Independence Motor Speedway

Authorities are investigating a burglary at the Independence Motor Speedway. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says it happened Tuesday. Nothing was stolen from the property, but there is damage on doors and cash registers. Independence Motor Speedway is offering a five-hundred dollar reward for any information that can help lead to the arrest of the


Couple Dies in Benton County Collision

VINTON, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a man and wife were fatally injured in a collision near Vinton Wednesday morning. The crash occurred around 10:15 a.m. east of town. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office says the pair were driving west in their SUV when it crossed the center line and struck an oncoming pickup. Authorities

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Iowa State Fair Opens Today

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa State Fair has started its 11-day run that likely will draw more than a million visitors to the fairgrounds in east Des Moines. The fair kicked off Thursday morning, and there will be plenty to see and do over the next week and a half, with hundreds of

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Delaware County Teen Crowned Iowa Dairy Princess

The new Iowa Dairy Princess is from Delaware County. 18-year old Katelyn Goldsmith of Earlville was crowned the 2016-17 Iowa Dairy Princess at the Iowa State Fair Wednesday night. Goldsmith served as last year’s Delaware County Dairy Princess. She graduated from Beckman this spring and will attend Iowa State to major in Dairy Science later

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Dyersville Relay for Life Raises Over $101,000

The Dyersville Area Relay for Life was a huge success this year! The event last Friday night at Beckman Catholic High School raised over $101,000 dollars so far for the American Cancer Society. Here are a few photos from the event, courtesy of the Dyersville Area Relay for Life Facebook page!

Virginia Nelson – Manchester

Virginia Gwendolyn Walker Nelson, 102, a resident of The Meadows in Manchester, Iowa, and long time local elementary teacher, died on Saturday, December 5, 2015.  She was born August 29, 1913, in Peterson, Iowa. A celebration of her life will be held Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, at 10:45 AM at the Manchester United Methodist Church,

New Confined Feeding Operation Likely South of Manchester

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors have given the okay for a new confined feeding operation, but it still needs approval from the DNR. Doug Bishop of Bishop Swine LLC has applied to build a confined feeding operation south of Manchester. The new facilities will be located along 240th Street, right across the road from


Iowa Farmland Values Dip for Second Year in a Row

Farmland values in Iowa have dipped for the second year in a row according to the U.S.D.A. The U-S-D-A’s National Agricultural Statistics Services estimates the average price for Iowa “cropland” is now eight-thousand dollars ($8000) an acre. That’s a nearly two-and-a-half percent decline from 2015. Experts say the drop is fueled by low commodity prices.

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Delaware County Fairgrounds Hosting PopRocks Concert

The Delaware County Fairgrounds in Manchester will host a special concert night later this month. PopRocks will perform on Saturday night, August 27th. PopRocks call themselves the “ultimate dance party rock show”. They’re similar to Hairball with music you love and costumes to go with it – performing pop, country and old favorites, and covering such artists as Luke Bryan,

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More Details Released in Fatal Fairbank Accident

Authorities have released more details about the weekend accident that killed a Fairbank toddler. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says on Saturday morning, they were called to a home in the 1100 block of Fairbank-Amish Boulevard east of town for a report of an accident involving a tanker truck and a young child. According to